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Five Fine Art Favourites: June 2023

Five Fine Art Favourites: June 2023

/ Thursday 1st of June, 2023

Dive into our five favourites this June, a wonderfully diverse selection, balancing rich tradition with contemporary master strokes.


1. ‘Lemon and Sage’ by Caroline Richardson. Oil on Canvas. 9.5” x 12”. £1,025

Chosen by: Philip Short, Director

“A classic and cool composition is offset by fine subtlety, reminiscent of Vermeer’s interiors. Caroline’s soft focus allows the painting to sneak up on the viewer, enveloping the senses and drawing us in to an enchanting, perfectly assembled world.”


2. ‘Nocturnal Reflections of York Minster’ by Andrew Grant Kurtis. Oil on Panel. 20” x 20”. £1,685.

Chosen by: Alan Short, Director

“A touch of Impressionism and an astonishing use of colour make this painting a standout. The scene flows beautifully, as the eye is drawn in by the sweeping river, guided upwards by the warm lights that line the Ouse, leading to the complexity of the city and then finally, to a moon-dappled sky. A rich evocation. Simply splendid.”


3. ‘All You Need is a Bucket and Spade’ by Sean Durkin. Oil on board. 24” x 24”. £1,425

Chosen by: Deanna Dawkins, Gallery Manager

“Sean’s work is always so playful and cheeky, but I particularly love the bright, light-hearted mood of this piece—it’s not afraid to make fun of itself. British seaside towns are an iconic fixture across the country, which makes it so immediately relatable. We’ve all likely experienced the child-like delight of an ice cream or fish and chips at these magical places, but equally their grit and good humour too. Sean captures this experience perfectly.”


4. ‘Flowers in the Window’ by Terence Clarke. Oil on Canvas. 19” x 27”. £1,900.

Chosen by: Kirsty Maclennan, Senior Gallery Assistant.

“Balancing observation with his distinct flattened perspective, dazzling light and rich colour, Terence arrives at this startlingly lovely conclusion. It is a special piece and seeing ‘The Dance’ by Henri Matisse warmly referenced within it, deepens that quality further, as we glimpse a little more of the artist himself; his influences and admiration.”


5 'Fearless’ by Louise Hepworth-Wood. Acrylic on canvas. 48” x 48”. £2,250.

Chosen by: Sarah Pearson Short, Gallery Assistant.

“You can really feel the influence of Louise’s musical background in this piece. It shudders and wavers and reverberates. The colours are sensational and in other hands, could easily have overwhelmed, yet the profound control and confidence Louise wields in her artistry, results in a piece of harmonious and intoxicating vitality.”


To find out more of our favourites, visit the gallery, drop us an email or strike up a conversation with a member of our friendly team on our live chat.